I purchased Wurm Unlimited over a year ago and it was really good. The sense of exploration was really awesome and you could truly feel that you could make anything if you put your mind into it. However, after a while of playing it i understood that the Unlimited community as a whole is very fragmented: Half of it are empty servers that rarely prosper and the other half are these heavily modified servers that i don't care to play in since i'm a vanilla kind of person. The last server i settled in was this Russian one that had vanilla rates and settings and had its history too, so you could explore all these ruins and wonder what happened there in the past, the best experience i have ever had in Wurm. Sadly it closed down some months ago and i'm not proficient enough in Russian to know what happened, so i was left disappointed and with nowhere to go.
To be honest, i was going to try to leave it there and try to forget all about it, but then i remembered that Wurm Online existed and seeing how Christmas holidays are coming it could be nice to try it out. So i came here seeking advice from people about it.
Comparing it to Unlimited, is it too different? From the point of view of someone coming from WU, is it worth it? seeing how Online has premium and all. From what i see, i like how the whole experience is more unified in WO and how it has quite the history behind it, also seeing how it is the traditional way to play it, an experience that for some reason people in WU are trying to reinvent.
Also to ask about where to start and all those noob questions, I'm quite knowledgeable about playing but since i'm not sure if it's too different i might as well ask about it.